‘Boots to Business’ Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans and Spouses Offered Nov. 5

EVT-Sept11CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 15, 2015 – A one-day entrepreneurial education program titled “Boots to Business: Reboot” is being offered for veterans and their spouses Nov. 5 at the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Southeast Missouri State University.

The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the SBTDC located in the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 920 Broadway in Cape Girardeau.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) St. Louis District Office, the Veterans Business Resource Center (VBRC) and the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Southeast Missouri State University are presenting the program.

The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The curriculum provides valuable assistance to veterans exploring self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and the foundational knowledge required for developing a business plan. Participants are also introduced to SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance. This program is offered by the SBA in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University and is free to veterans and their spouses. It is modeled after the existing Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup program.

Space is limited, and registration is required by Friday, Oct. 30. Lunch will be provided.

To register, visit: http://www.InnovationMIC.org/trainings/boots.

For additional information, contact Angie Wells at angela.wells@sba.gov or (314) 539-6613.